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How To Decorate A Pretty Table For Valentine’s Day

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thrifty tips for decorating a pretty table for Valentine's Day

Decorate a pretty table for Valentine’s Day with these simple tips. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, and you can “shop your house” for items to use.

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I’m excited to be participating in my first tablescape blog hop of the new year. It’s hosted by my sweet friend, Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate.

It’s so hard to believe that this is my fifth year participating! I’ve learned so much from these talented table stylists. 

Hopefully, you have as well. You can see my Valentine’s Day tablescape from 2019 here and from last year here. 

There are 20 beautiful Valentine’s Day tablescapes being shared today, in so many different styles and color schemes.

So be sure to visit everyone, linked up at the end of this post, for tons of inspiration.

Something I always try to share is that you can decorate your home for each holiday without spending a lot of money.

Pretty Valentine’s Day Tablescape

For my tablescape, I decided to set a table for two for my daughter and her boyfriend to enjoy a simple Valentine’s Day dinner.

Valentine's Day Tablescape

I once again challenged myself to use items I already own. So, I started with a gray crushed velvet fabric used as a tablecloth.


Pink and gray is a favorite color scheme of mine, so I took out my pink scalloped chargers. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day!

pink chargers

Next, I used my favorite wedding china, which has soft colors that work well for a romantic dinner at home. 

wedding china

My daughter and her boyfriend are both 24, so I made a pretty in pink strawberry shooter with a strawberry heart and chocolate covered rim.

Valentine's day cocktail

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strawberry shooters for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

This Valentine Tiered Tray made a perfect centerpiece, and I can easily move it out of the way to serve dinner.

Valentine's Day Tablescape

My favorite gold flatware completes this simple tablescape. I hope you enjoyed this post how to decorate a pretty table for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine tablescape full view

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Here are my top 3 thrifty tips for decorating a pretty table.

Thrifty tips for decorating a pretty table for any holiday. 

  •  Shop thrift stores – Keep an eye out at thrift stores, flea markets or yard sales for inexpensive china. Most of my dishes (with the exception of my wedding china) has been found at thrift stores or vintage markets. I’ve even found complete sets of name brand china at Goodwill. You never know what you might find, and half the fun is trying to find that “diamond in the rough”.


  • Shop your house – It’s amazing what you can find in your basement, or garage. Or even just moving things from one room to the next. When I downsized several years ago, I found an old set of dishes that I completely forgot about. It was in my hope chest just waiting for a special occasion. Which brings me to my next tip.


  • Use the “good china” – A few years ago I binged the Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, based upon her best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up. I’ve moved again since then and downsized my “stuff” even further. The basic concept is only keeping things that spark joy, and using what you have. How many of us have a hutch filled with “our good china” that we never use, or use once a year? I’m here to tell you to use the good stuff. There’s no time like the present. I’ve used my wedding china more in the past 3 years than I did in the 20 years prior. It really does feel good to use it and enjoy it. Then you can put it right back in the hutch!

Be sure to visit the talented bloggers below to see the rest of the Valentine eye candy! 

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Sunday 7th of February 2021

Michelle, I love the pink and grey color scheme you chose for your table. The crushed velvet tablecloth gives it some nice texture. Your wedding china is so pretty and classic! I agree that we should use and enjoy our pretty china as much as we can. Your styled Valentine's tiered tray makes a cute centerpiece. I'm sure your daughter and her boyfriend will love their romantic dinner (and the strawberry shooters!) Happy Valentine's Day, my friend!


Friday 5th of February 2021

Your strawberry shooter looks delicious! And your table looks so sweet and romantic. It's fun hopping with you. Happy Valentines Day. I can't wait to check out your gnome cards. Those are made for my husband.

Ann Krucek

Friday 5th of February 2021

Michelle, we were on the same color pallet wave length!! Although your wedding china sure beats some plastic plates from Target!! What a beautiful plate stack! I love the little strawberry shooters. Your little tiered tray makes a nice centerpiece. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day❤️

Sandra Garth

Friday 5th of February 2021

I've seen several versions of that pretty tiered stand and am justing waiting to catch a good sale. As much as I always "intend" to shop by home some things are just too cute to pass up. Your pretty pink scalloped chargers are in that same category. The soft colors and patterns in your china are perfect for this setting. Beautiful Table!!


Friday 5th of February 2021

What a lovely thing to do for your daughter and her boyfriend! It is always a great idea to use what you have, and I have found some of my best table styling accessories at thrift stores! Your wedding plates really are such a pretty pattern and pair perfectly with the pink chargers! Your Strawberry Shooter is the "icing on the cake"! Looks yummy :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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